Pakistan Re-opened India’s Temple at Gurdwara after 70 years by the force of Pakistan citizens
It was built in the era of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Gurdwara and Sikh worship was regularly thereafter. But in the 1940s, it was closed.Sikh leaders said that when a large number of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara to India and it was closed.Military operations in the tribal areas in the past few years due to the Khyber, Kurram Agency and Orkjhi displaced a large number of Sikhs in Peshawar, which moved to Peshawar and now their population has more than one thousand families.
Swaran Singh Sikh community leader and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party’s provincial government advisor on minority affairs. Swaran Singh said the Sikhs in Peshawar, now has more than one thousand families. Previously they only had a small shrine.The decision to open the temple not only government but also thankful to local people “Pakistan citizens“.Swaran singh told the BBC that this round of Ranjit Singh Gurudwara was built around 1840 AD.
Sikhs living in Peshawar is mainly associated with the trade.
After the establishment of Pakistan in this building a craft center for women was established. The center was the first principal Sikhs at Gurdwara.
Agreement from Pakistan Government by President Nawaz sharif
On March 30, the government of Pakistan on the occasion of the inauguration of the temple from the Waqf Board Chairman Siddiq Al-Faruq was present property.
Nawaz Sharif said that the government policy of minorities be given their all.
The Sikhs in Peshawar before the Hasan Abdal and Hindu cremation ground for the 25-acre plot given.
Priya Kaur, a woman in the temple, told the Kabutarnews that they were before, but consistent in their house of worship so many people come in that place was overwhelmed.Now they can worship freely in this large temple.This Gurdwara Hsatnagri old historic district of Peshawar is located near the gate and around the mosque and has a large Muslim population.The temple was decided to open up a few months ago, but due to concerns of local people in its opening was delayed.
Reasons Behind to Re-open Gurudwara Temple by Pakistan
The project was recently approved by the Central Development Party. After approval of the federal Pakistan government, Punjab plans to start negotiations with the World Bank for financing the project.
The World Bank will provide assistance of Rs 4 billion while the remaining financing of Rs 1.8 billion will be arranged on the basis of public private partnership. The plan will be executed in seven districts of the province. Punjab plans to execute the project from January 2016 and complete it by December 2018.
The Punjab government plans to upgrade Gurdwara Janam Asthan and Bal Lila Sahib; Gurdwara Tambu Sahib in Nankana Sahib; Gurdwara Sacha Soda, Farooqabad, Sheikhupura; Gurdwara Rori Sahib, Eimenabad, Gujranwala; Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpura, Narowal; Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Lahore; Gurdwara Punja Sahib, Hassan Abdal and Buddist Stupa, Taxila.
The project aims to promote Sikh religious tourism by providing electronic visa regime, especially for Sikh diaspora in the US, UK and Canada, quality accommodation, food services, transport, easy access to holy sites and enhanced security and services at the Gurdwaras. Initially the project plans to attract 50,000 Sikh diaspora every year for the pilgrimage.
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